Roman Reigns is going to defend WWE until the end no matter how much heat AEW is throwing at them.
While recently speaking with Sport1.de, The Big Dog addressed AEW disrespecting WWE. He said that he’ll “be damned” if anyone is going to disrespect WWE. He also has no problem stepping up if any current Superstars don’t feel like they want to handle business appropriately.
He went on to explain that Seth Rollins was being generous when describing AEW as competition to WWE. Because WWE is his home. While he understands the territory mentality, WWE is still on top for a reason.
“I’ll be damned if anyone is gonna disrespect what we do here, especially within our company. If you’re within our walls, within our locker room and not handling your business the right way, I have no problem with stepping up. I fear no man and if you don’t like what I’m coming from, there’s a couple of options we can do. I firmly believe in the history that my family has had in this business, the relationship they had with the McMahons and WWE. And I’ll be damned if anyone disrespects our way of life. I’ve been fed and I fed my family for years now from this meal plan and I’m not gonna let anyone step on that. If that makes me a locker room leader, then yeah, you can call me that.”
“I think [Seth Rollins] is being generous in calling them a competition. I don’t want to get too deep into this… I said it before: it’s an option and that’s great for professional wrestlers, pretty cool for fans. Before my family was WWE only, we’ve been a territorial family. You had to move, work with different promotions and territories. I’m always gonna be ‘pro pro-wrestler’, but at the end of the day, WWE is my home. It’s what I represent and we’re so far ahead.”
“You can see it in other shows – it’s not easy to have a clean production. You have to have a lot of experience. Our talent is top-notch, we’ve got main eventers for days but it also is our crew. They’re busting their asses all night to get the show running. There are so many people that make this place work. When you see other people out there trying to do it, you see the flaws and it makes you respect what we do even more. It’s easy to complain and to say this and this on paper, but when it’s time to go out there and actually do it, nobody will do it like WWE. Period.”
AEW might be making waves, but it doesn’t seem to register on The Big Dog’s radar. He’s all for other wrestlers having options and understands that fans have another option as well, but he’s not about to admit that All Elite Wrestling is WWE’s competition by a long shot.